33 IS-Khorasan militants killed, 4 wounded in Nangarhar


Nangarhar: 33 militants belonging to the Islamic State (IS) which also goes by its Arabic name Daesh have been killed and four others wounded security operation in eastern Nangarhar province.

IS-Khorasan suffered the newest casualties in Karkani and Trili areas of the restive Achin District in past 24 hours.

According to another report, spokesperson of Nangarhar police headquarters survived a bomb blast on way to Achin District this morning.

Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal was going to participate in the security operation, ongoing against Daesh and Taliban in Achin District from the past seven weeks, when his vehicle ran over a landmine in Shinwar Qala area of Bati Kot District.

Officials say, everybody in the vehicle survived the blast but the vehicle slightly damaged.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.

This comes four days after Nangarhar’s police chief General Fazal Ahmad Shirzad survived a similar attack on his way to Achin District.